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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Tip Reasoning

Saudi Arabia played their part in the opener of the FIFA World Cup 2018 over a week ago now, and it’s an evening in Moscow they would like to forget. They were overawed by the occasion as they faced host nation Russia, eventually coming away on the end of a crushing 5-0 defeat.

That performance belied their ability somewhat though, as they showed in their second match against Uruguay. They were far better on the ball on Wednesday, and whilst they still ended up losing 1-0 to the South Americans, they will have taken some positives from the game.

These positives don’t negate the fact that their World Cup journey comes to an end against Egypt on Monday. With Uruguay and Russia both winning their opening two games this leaves Saudi Arabia unable to make it into the top two, a situation that they are joined in by Egypt.

A Mohamed Salah-less Egypt also suffered a 1-0 win at the hands of Uruguay in their opening match, and they followed that with a 3-1 defeat against the surprisingly good Russia, even with Salah in their ranks. These previous results make this match meaningless in terms of the result, but both Saudi Arabia and Egypt will be keen to give their fans something to cheer about in their swansong.

Salah is expected to play again, and after looking a bit rusty against Russia, he should be back to his best. The Egyptian talisman has scored a huge 49 goals in 57 appearances for club and country since his transfer to Liverpool, and given that he found the net against Russia, we think he’s a great shout for our anytime goalscorer predictions.

As far as the overall result goes we’re expecting a high scoring game. Both teams are far better than they have shown so far and now that the pressure is off we expect these talents to shine through. Four of Saudi Arabia’s last five games have seen at least three goals, and we think an Over 2.5 Goals bet here looks the best choice. Egypt are the better side though, so we’re also going for an Egypt Win and Both Teams to Score along with a 2-1 correct score predictions.

Saudi Arabia Predicted Lineup: Al-Owais, Al Burayk, Hawsawi, Abdulayhi, Al Shahrani, Al Jassim, Otayf, Babhir, Al Faraj, Al Dawsari, Al Sahlawi

Egypt Predicted Lineup: El Shenawy, Ibrahim, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdul Shafy, Elneny, Hamed, Salah, Bekhit, Hassan, Kahraba

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